First of all, we’d like to thank you for a fabulous anniversary and birthday celebrations. We’re thrilled to have so many new cat loving friends!
Welcome to Man Cat Mondays with our four boys: Merlin, Gris Gris, Domino and Odin. If you are a Man Cat you are especially welcome. If you are a female cat, do you have three sisters? We don’t have any girlfriends.
Odin, our birthday boy had a little too much fun on the weekend. Blame it on the full moon but our crazy wild boy, ran off and had an pleasant run in resulting in a deep laceration on his hind leg. Thankfully, we had suitable antibiotics and amazing Vetricyn which we recommend for any pet first aid kit. Odin is recuperating nicely and will be going out only with a harness and leash until we figure out what happened. Are you feeling the full moon today?
Meanwhile, we hope our Mondays With Merlin restores a semblance of sanity with his feline secret to life.
Merlin: Oh my stars! That Odin has no sense. He hasn’t learned the secret yet. It all comes down to balance. With my limited vision, Layla stays close and noticed when we go for our walks, I walk like a pregnant human, my feet wider apart to gain balance. It seems to work. The antibiotics are helping the inflammation in my gums. It’s a quick fix and not a long term solution but at my age general anesthesia for dental extractions is too high a risk. The good news is I’m not as agitated at night when I can go for my garden strolls during the day. I’m very cranky when it rains and I can’t go out. But even the weather demonstrates balance. Joy is balanced by sorrow, light is balanced by dark and wisdom is knowing how to find balance when you’ve lost it. Do you have secret to finding balance?
Gris Gris: I agree about that fool boy Odin. I watch over him best I can, but you know a teacher can cook for you can he can’t eat for you. The young whippersnapper will learn. I myself seek balance by being very still in the shadows. It’s in the inner stillness I find the best action to take. From the sidelines I quietly observe where there is danger, where there is pleasure, when to stretch, when to rest, when to play. It’s really very simple.